NCI research funding relative to total number of deaths. Dashed line indicates linear regression and the R2 of 0.0146 indicates virtually no relationship between the number of deaths due to each cancer and the funding per death. Due to its extremely large number of deaths (approx. 160,000) and relatively low funding (approx. $1800 per death), lung cancer is excluded from this plot. Removal of the extreme value for testes cancer from this plot reverses the relationship (positive slope, R2 = 0.008), but it remains non-significant.